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    F 50 sighting

    Griffon has a very clean F 50. Late 70s I think, heavier than an anchor and very bright as you might expect, but in great shape.
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    https://shop.gryphonstrings.com/prod...50-blond-57731

    "This example is not only clean and attractive, with the most highly figured maple back we've seen on a blond F-50, it's also completely original but for two welcome exceptions: it was refretted no long ago at Gryphon, and it has an L R Baggs Anthem SL pickup system. (This pickup offers a small volume dial just inside the lip of the soundhole on the bass side...This has been played, and was refretted because the original frets were heavily worn. You can see some wear to the top around the soundhole's edge, below the high E string, and there are some nicks and dents to the finish on the face. The rest of the finish shows very little wear at all, but the fingerboard binding has cracked in 3 places, two on the bass side and one barely noticeable crack on the treble side near the 12th fret (this is from celluloid shrinkage, not damage). Original gold Schallers, original pickguard and bridge, and nice original hardshell case. Big jumbo Guild tone with lots of volume, and thanks to the recent refret it's very playable with easy string action."






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    Quote Originally Posted by Br1ck View Post
    Griffon has a very clean F 50....
    I need me one of those. I also need more money.
    2018 Guild F512 Sunburst
    2011 Guild F50R Sunburst
    2002 Guild JF30-12 Sunburst
    2018 Gibson Ltd. Ed. Songwriter Deluxe 12-string
    2015 Martin GPC12PA4 12-string
    
1972 Epiphone FT-160 12-string
    2012 Epiphone Dot CH

    2010 Epiphone Les Paul Standard trans amber 

    2013 Yamaha Motif XS7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cougar View Post
    I need me one of those. I also need more money.
    Do yourself a favor and find a New Hartford F50 Standard. Mine is by far the best F50 I’ve ever played, and you’ll save a bunch of cash, too.
    Sandy

    '59 X175AB, '61 Mark VI, '68 SFII Bass (Green), '73 D50NT, '82 Mark V, '86 Pilot 602P, '87 Pilot SB602M, '88 Pilot SB602MF, '99 DeArmond Starfire Bass, '10 F512NT '11 F50ce Std (Sunburst), '13 R30S (Resonator), '13 B54ce Std Bass, '13 Orpheum Jumbo Prototype, '13 Orpheum OM Mahogany, '13 GSR M85II Bass

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    One wonders as one plunges into doddering old age how one would misspell the name of a shop one has frequented for the last forty years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br1ck View Post
    One wonders as one plunges into doddering old age how one would misspell the name of a shop one has frequented for the last forty years.
    Blame it on the spellchecker! I have been to Gryphon a few times as I admired Frank Ford working there. There are always nice instruments to find and mostly for me just see. From the outside the building is almost hard to find, pretty hidden in those sidestreets. At that time there was a Mercedes-Benz dealer just opposite, now gone.
    Ralf

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    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    Do yourself a favor and find a New Hartford F50 Standard. Mine is by far the best F50 I’ve ever played, and you’ll save a bunch of cash, too.
    Well, that old one sure is purty, and the maple neck differentiates it from the modern F-50, but I agree with Sandy. The NH F-50 (traditional and standard) are best of breed.
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    Do yourself a favor and find a New Hartford F50 Standard.....
    Well, OK.
    2018 Guild F512 Sunburst
    2011 Guild F50R Sunburst
    2002 Guild JF30-12 Sunburst
    2018 Gibson Ltd. Ed. Songwriter Deluxe 12-string
    2015 Martin GPC12PA4 12-string
    
1972 Epiphone FT-160 12-string
    2012 Epiphone Dot CH

    2010 Epiphone Les Paul Standard trans amber 

    2013 Yamaha Motif XS7

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    Quote Originally Posted by twocorgis View Post
    Do yourself a favor and find a New Hartford F50 Standard. Mine is by far the best F50 I’ve ever played, and you’ll save a bunch of cash, too.
    Shhhhh... you're creating a line.

    Ralph

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    Quote Originally Posted by F312 View Post
    Shhhhh... you're creating a line.

    Ralph
    They really are that good!
    Sandy

    '59 X175AB, '61 Mark VI, '68 SFII Bass (Green), '73 D50NT, '82 Mark V, '86 Pilot 602P, '87 Pilot SB602M, '88 Pilot SB602MF, '99 DeArmond Starfire Bass, '10 F512NT '11 F50ce Std (Sunburst), '13 R30S (Resonator), '13 B54ce Std Bass, '13 Orpheum Jumbo Prototype, '13 Orpheum OM Mahogany, '13 GSR M85II Bass

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